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Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs News

The Office of Faculty Affairs supports faculty at every stage of their academic careers. It offers resources and services to facilitate faculty excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service. 

Current Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs News

Closeup of Doris Blackwell
People | June 13, 2019

This program officer I advocates for open communication.

Portrait of Elaine Anderson, executive assistant in the Faculty Affairs office, is the Classified Employee of the Year.
People | August 2, 2018

This year’s top Classified Employee of the Year says the most daring thing she’s ever done ended with a thud.

Angela Amar
Campus News | November 1, 2017

Amar brings program leadership and innovation from previous roles at Emory University and Boston College; she will begin Jan. 1.

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs In The News

Gaming Zion
December 23, 2019

In this article, we have listed a number of our favorite books on gambling. If you enjoy gambling or the idea itself the list is just for you. In this case, we have chosen several must-reads for you. We have two categories here. First, the classic literature for the ones who prefer offline gambling. And second, books for people who are into online gambling.

Associated Press
December 1, 2019

Teresa Price was 22 when became a table-games dealer in 1978 on the Las Vegas Strip. At that time, cigarette and cigar smoking was allowed nearly everywhere — offices, restaurants, grocery stores, airplanes, even hospitals. Casinos were no exception.

The Eagle
November 7, 2019

New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state's fast-growing sports betting industry to the $1 billion video tournament market.

Associated Press
November 7, 2019

New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state’s fast-growing sports betting industry to the $1 billion video tournament market.

El Tiempo
September 24, 2019

Fourteen years after acquiring the family-friendly Circus Circus, MGM Resorts International is in talks to sell the property to the IT owner: Phil Ruffin.

El Tiempo
September 24, 2019

Fourteen years after acquiring the family-friendly Circus Circus, MGM Resorts International is in talks to sell the property to the IT owner: Phil Ruffin.

Recent Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Accomplishments

October 15, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently gave an invited presentation to a visiting management group from London's Hippodrome Casino. The talk, “Parallels between the United Kingdom and Las Vegas Gaming Markets, 1950 to Now," positioned the current UK gaming market in the context of past and current trends in Las Vegas, and offered practical...
October 7, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) was the featured speaker at the October meeting of the Italian-American Club of Las Vegas. His talk, "A History of Italian-Americans in Las Vegas, with a Focus on Hospitality," was warmly received, and by popular demand he delivered additional remarks about current issues in the gaming industry. A robust...
September 23, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had an article published in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. “Torchbearers Eastward of the Pacific, into the Darkness of This Wasted Land: Themes of Western History in the Postatomic Mojave of Fallout: New Vegas,” examines how elements of real-world Western history are reflected in the video...
September 9, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) presented a talk, "Jay Sarno's Wild Ride" as part of the Clark County Library's Las Vegas Stories series. The event attracted a number of notable figures, including associates and relatives of Mr. Sarno, who was the subject of Schwartz's 2013 biography Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas.
June 6, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) published an article called "Futures of Gaming: How Casinos and Gambling Might Evolve in the Near Future" in the June edition of Gaming Law Review. The article explores the historical forces that caused gambling to flourish within the American casino resort, and examines how gambling and casinos will continue to...
May 29, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) presented, via video, a keynote address at the Eighth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies: Language, Literature, Play, and Games, in Belgrad Serbia. Sponsored by the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University, the conference included international scholars presenting on topics ranging...